You are not a horrible person because your were born white……

Last week all over social media, headlines of MTV’s new show “White Privilege” was causing a lot of chatter. It’s a show that basically shames white people for being white, because that will cause more unity and harmony in our most divisive and racially boiling country right now……(sarcasm…..lots and lots of sarcasm).

Now I write under the name Conservative Momma….some know me, but the majority do not. I am a mom, a wife and I am white and I am not going to feel guilty or shamed for being white. God made me white and God does not make mistakes. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am proud of my skin color. Just as I am proud to be an American-and we all know there’s just a matter of time until MTV or some other liberal media outlet puts out a program shaming Americans for being American.

Society has informed me time and time again that I am supposed to feel guilty because I was born white. Because I am white, I am said to be privileged to things that people who are not white are not privileged to. I am supposed to feel shame for the way I was born. I had nothing to do with what color my skin would be when I was born…..but somehow I am to feel disgrace over the outcome. Because of my skin, I am immediately at fault for all of our histories troubled past and for all the turmoil existing today due to race. I am to be blamed, humiliated and dishonored, because I was born white.

Many who are homosexuals and trans-gendered say they are born that way……well I was born this way, I was born white.

There has been a desperate need to publicly humiliate white people, for being white. To shame someone because their skin color is a certain color is racist. This causes no healing, but only drives a deeper knife into the soul of unity.

How long does this need to persist? What is the intended result?

I never saw color growing up. My friends were my friends, I didn’t care what color they were. As I aged though, I was told that the color of my skin has caused pain to many. I would sit in class after class in college hearing about how horrible I am because of my skin color. I was to feel deep remorse for how I was born.

Shaming someone for how they were born, is not going to lead to any kind of healing for anyone. Putting down one’s race is not going to elevate another. MTV, you infiltrating young minds and perpetuating this vicious cycle -just to get ratings.

If I chose to embrace the ridicule, embarrassment, shaming guilt that society is trying to place on me because of the way I was born -no good would come of that. Hating myself for how I was born isn’t going to racially unite us.

Loving myself and loving others is the only way to stop this vicious divisive cycle.

Instead of focusing on what divides us, let’s focus on what unites us.

Unite we stand, divide we fall.

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4 thoughts on “You are not a horrible person because your were born white……

  1. well said Rachel! From: conservativemomma To: blahasusan@yahoo.com Sent: Saturday, July 11, 2015 3:16 PM Subject: [New post] You are not a horrible person because your were born white…… #yiv7029752221 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv7029752221 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv7029752221 a.yiv7029752221primaryactionlink:link, #yiv7029752221 a.yiv7029752221primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv7029752221 a.yiv7029752221primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv7029752221 a.yiv7029752221primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv7029752221 WordPress.com | Conservative Momma posted: “Last week all over social media, headlines of MTV’s new show “White Privilege” was causing a lot of chatter. It’s a show that basically shames white people for being white, because that will cause more unity and harmony in our most divisive and racially” | |

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  2. Thank you!! We’re seeing more and more of this nonsense in media and in our colleges. And to what end? I believe the intent IS to further divide us. I’ll believe that our leaders, our media and our educators want to end racial divide when they stop constantly bringing race into every discussion. We all have our prejudices (mine happen to be against people driving hatchbacks – I never get behind one if I can help it), and you can’t eradicate that. It’s human nature. But we can refuse to feed into, we can stop barraging everyone with a constant reminder that we are made in a variety of colors, that people have different cultural backgrounds. We need to take race out of the public discussion and let people be people. Eventually we see the beauty in our differences. Skin color is skin color and as Ben Carson says, when you open us up, we’re all the same color inside. We can’t change the past but we can change the future by treating everyone the same and ignoring skin color, completely.

    I always enjoy your posts CM!

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  3. Exactly!

    You want “White Nationalism?”
    This is how you get “White Nationalism!”

    All sarcasm aside, this is how you recreate actual, old school racism in America. You attack Whites for being White and then bemoan when many start thinking that America needs to be a homeland for Whites. And yeah, I know some good people who believe that. They believe that America needs to a homeland solely for Whites, but they do now feel the need to protect themselves and to strive to keep / return America to being a “safe space” for White people. Hence, they’re lumped in with- and, more and more being quasi-forced to side with, the actual, get rid of- or quarantine the non-Whites sorts.

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